First 5 Seeks TK-12 Public Education Leader to fill Commission Vacancy

The First 5 Sonoma County Commission, on behalf of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, is seeking interested candidates to apply to fill a vacancy on the Commission. Candidates must be well-positioned to represent the current needs, interests and concerns of Sonoma County’s TK-12 public education systems and how they intersect with and support the needs of children, birth to five years old and their families.

In addition to deep knowledge and leadership of TK-12 public education systems, the recruitment also prioritizes the Commission’s goal of increasing representation of Black, Indigenous and other people of color in the governance of First 5 Sonoma County as members of the Commission.

The First 5 Sonoma County Commission directs the investment of more than $5 million annually to systems supporting children from birth through age five and their parents and caregivers in Sonoma County. Commissioners are appointed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and serve a term of two years. Commissioners may be reappointed for a total of three terms (maximum of six years) and may receive per diem compensation for their time and reimbursement of expenses such as childcare and transportation.

Potential applicants are encouraged to observe a First 5 Commission public meeting. The next meeting will be held on August 22, 2022 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. Register here.

Applications are due by Friday, September 30, 2022. To apply download the First 5 Sonoma County Commissioner Application and return completed application via email to: 

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